Application Deadline: Jan. 31, 2020 (11:59 p.m. PST)
Term of Service: July 2020–2022
 
CSTA BoardAre you interested in providing meaningful contributions to CSTA and helping oversee its long-term health? We encourage you to self-nominate — or share the application with those you believe would make a strong contribution to CSTA. 
 
Candidates for board positions should have a strong record of contributions to K–12 computer science education, have served in leadership roles in education or nonprofit communities, and are a CSTA member in good standing. 
 
CSTA is dedicated to promoting diversity in K–12 computer science education as well as on its Board. We strongly encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Current Board Representative Vacancies 
  • K–8 Representative: A classroom teacher who is currently teaching or promoting computer science at the pre-high-school level. 
  • 9–12 Representative: A classroom teacher who is currently teaching computer science at the high school level. 
  • State Department of Education Representative: An educator or administrator who reports to a state department of education and oversees, in some capacity, computer science educator. 
  • International Teacher Representative: An international (outside the United States) classroom teacher who is currently teaching or promoting computer science at the pre-collegiate level. 
  • College/University Representative: A faculty member from a college of university computing department (which may include community colleges). 
  • At-Large Representative: An educator with responsibilities for K–12 computer science education. 
Board Representative Responsibilities  
Directors are required to attend two in-person Board meetings per year (including the combined Board Meeting and CSTA Annual Conference in July each year; travel expenses are paid), as well as periodic videoconferences. The CSTA Board of Directors provides oversight of CSTA to ensure its long-term health, including the organization’s planning, policies, and finances. The CSTA Board is a working board, and Directors and are expected to contribute meaningfully by participating on committees. 
 
In this volunteer position, you will: 
 
  • Attend regularly scheduled board meetings, including in-person and virtual, and review documents in preparation for meetings
  • Review and approve the organization’s annual budget
  • Recommend and set policy for the organization
  • Provide strategic leadership and planning
  • Support the organization’s mission and purpose
  • Serve on committees as needed
The Application Process 
Complete the nominations form by Jan. 31, 2020, at 11:59 PST, which includes the following information: 
  • Personal Statement that explains your motivation and why you are a strong candidate.
  • Answers to the following four questions:
    • What experiences and/or interests in K-12 computer science/information technology education qualify you to serve as a leader for the organization?
    • What previous experience do you have with CSTA?
    • What leadership skills do you have that would enrich the Board and the organization?
    • What do you think are the most important issues for K-12 computer science education?
  • Resume/CV (in PDF format)
Each candidate's personal statement and answers to the four questions will be posted on the CSTA website and included on the ballot. Statements will be truncated at the character limit if necessary. The candidate's résumé will not be made public.
 
The Nominations and Elections Committee of the CSTA Board will select the two best-qualified applicants in each position for inclusion on the ballot. The Committee will consider the following factors: prior experience with regard to board position; professional reputation; overall educational and nonprofit experience; leadership skills and experience; prior contributions to CSTA; alignment of prior work to CSTA mission; and understanding of core issues in CS education. You must be a member of CSTA in good standing.
 
 
 
2020 Election Process Timeline 
  • Nomination deadline: Jan. 31, 2020 (11:59 p.m. PST). Late nominations will not be accepted.
  • Ballot distribution: The election will take place online, beginning Feb. 24, 2020. All CSTA+ members in good standing will be eligible to vote. 
  • Voting deadline: The election will close March 22, 2020.
  • Election results: Results will be posted by April 1, 2020.
Please send election-related questions to the Nominations and Elections Committee Chair at nominations@csteachers.org